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12th February 2015

Fact: AC DC have confirmed reports their former drummer Chris Slade will join them on their upcoming world tour. Slade, who previously played with the band from 1989 to 1994, will temporarily replace Phil Rudd, who is battling charges of drug possession and threatening to kill in New Zealand.

13th January 2015

Fact: Madonna, AC DC, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran have been announced as performers at the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony. The musicians will take to the stage during the prizegiving in Los Angeles on 8 February (15).

3rd January 2015

Fact: AC DC star Brian Johnson helped Billy Joel ring in 2015 on Wednesday night (31Dec14) when he took to the stage with the Piano Man at his gig in Florida to perform a rendition of his band's You Shook Me All Night Long.

18th November 2014

Quote: "You'd want it to be accurate, right? I'd be pretty handsome. Pretty handsome people. You'd need five good-looking Brad Pitts." Angus Young insists any AC DC biopic should feature great looking Hollywood stars.

18th November 2014

Quote: "My amp just went on fire. And I didn't even know! I thought it was a cigarette going." AC DC rocker Angus Young's amplifier went up in flames while the rockers were recording music for their new album.

17th November 2014

Quote: "That's when people get their chili-cheese dogs! There'd be nobody there!" Angus Young insists AC DC will never headline the Super Bowl half-time show.

6th October 2014

Fact: All 135,000 tickets for next summer's Glastonbury festival in England sold out in 30 minutes on Monday (06Oct14) amid rumours the headliners will be Fleetwood Mac, AC DC and Queen.

3rd October 2014

Quote: "Last night when i got my tattoo of the monster paw, I was listening to Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Metallica, AC DC, Judas Priest. And then other times I listen to Sigur Ros and nature sounds like birds, water, and such. But on other nights, I like to slug whiskey and scream Bruce Springsteen and Garth Brooks with my dad in the bar at his restaurant." Lady GaGa loves all kinds of music.

2nd October 2014

Tweet: "Really miserable news about Malcom Young. I hope for the very best for him. He is the master. & loved by millions." Rocker Slash reacts to news AC DC star Malcolm Young has quit the band after being diagnosed with dementia.

28th August 2014

Quote: "It was done in 10 days, and I've never played better. I hope it's as good as I remember when I came away from the studio. It's pretty damn good." AC DC drummer Phil Rudd is a big fan of the group's new album.

18th April 2014

Quote: "I didn't know they were going to do that because Malcolm is a very proud man. It is a debilitating disease, it's f**king horrible and I hate it! But I don't want to say much more than that because Malcolm is a very private guy." AC DC star Brian Johnson was blindsided by the decision to announce news of his bandmate Malcolm Young's hiatus from the group due to illness.

16th February 2014

Fact: Rocker Eddie Vedder joined Bruce Springsteen on stage in Melbourne on Saturday night (15Feb14) to pay tribute to Australians AC DC. The Pearl Jam frontman hit the AAMI Park stage to perform Highway To Hell with The Boss and his band and he stuck around to duet with Springsteen on Darkness on the Edge of Town.

31st December 2013

Fact: AC DC's hit track Thunderstruck was among the songs played during the famous Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve (31Dec13) fireworks display to welcome in 2014. The moment came exactly 40 years after the band played its first ever gig in the city on 31 December, 1973.

29th August 2012

Fact: AC DC's 1975 classic It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock And Roll) has been selected for inclusion in Australia's National Registry Of Recorded Sound. If picked by experts, the track will join the 64 tunes considered important to the country's cultural history.

5th August 2011

Fact: Car-mad rocker Brian Johnson has signed up to co-drive in the upcoming Rolex 24 race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The AC DC frontman is planning to drive a Riley prototype car for Predator Performance in the endurance race early next year (Jan12).

19th May 2011

Fact: AC DC frontman Brian Johnson is the proud owner of the jersey soccer star John MCGovern wore when he lifted the European Cup for Nottingham Forest in 1980 and the helmet racing driver Jacques Villeneuve wore when he won Formula 1's world championship. The two sports stars are fans and friends of the rocker.

3rd September 2010

Fact: Rap icon Snoop Dogg has become the first hip-hop artist to land tracks on the popular video game Rock Band. Eight Snoop Dogg songs, including Drop It Like It's Hot and Who Am I (What's My Name)?, have been added to the latest edition of the game's hitlist, which also features classics by Jimi Hendrix, AC DC and The Who.

28th April 2010

Fact: AC DC rocker Brian Johnson has recorded solo songs for the soundtrack to upcoming indie movie DOONBY.

16th April 2010

Fact: A limited edition of the all-AC DC soundtrack for IRON MAN 2 will feature a reprint of the 1968 comic The Invincible Iron Man and a cartoon drawn by rocker Angus Young.

15th April 2010

Fact: Rockers AC DC have started 2010 with a blast - the quartet has scored the biggest-grossing tour of the year so far, according to Billboard magazine. Angus Young's band has already claimed $93 million (£58.1 million) from ticket sales on their ongoing Black Ice tour.

9th February 2010

Quote: "We usually carry that just in case. Some of the gigs we've been doing have been 100 degrees on the stage and there is no air in the place - so you gotta usually get back and take a couple of gulps." AC DC star BRIAN JOHNSON confirms reports the band rarely perform without oxygen tanks backstage.

4th February 2010

Quote: "I heard her brother told her to sing this song. He probably said 'You'll slay them in Vegas.' I bet he's still looking for his left testicle. Jesus! Talk about bad decision-making. Never get your family involved in music. Oh, and Celine - why the long face?" AC DC frontman BRIAN JOHNSON on Celine Dion's notorious cover version of the band's hit YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG.

4th February 2010

Quote: "They always have something new. That's why there's never been a greatest hits. We've been asked plenty of times but they just shake their heads and go 'No, I've got some new riffs, let's get into the studio.''' AC DC frontman BRIAN JOHNSON admits his bandmates are resisting offers to release a compilation album.

4th February 2010

Quote: "Why would I want to retire? But if the body or the voice packs in there's nothing I can do. I'll go on as long as I can. Thankfully the old tubes have held up. I'm just happy I can still do it, but believe you me, I'll jump ship the first time I let anybody down.'' AC DC frontman BRIAN JOHNSON on retirement rumours.

27th January 2010

Fact: AC DC will provide the music for the IRON MAN sequel. The rockers' Thunderstruck, Let There Be Rock and War MAChine will appear on the soundtrack album AC DC: Iron Man 2.

2nd December 2009

Fact: AC DC are giving millions of fans the chance to watch their sold-out Buenos Aires, Argentina concert series later this month (Dec09) - the band is set to launch a DVD of the highly-anticipated shows. The Highway to Hell hitmakers arrived in Argentina's capital on Sunday (29Nov09) to start filming the project, which will culminate with the band's three sold-out shows this week (02-06Dec09) at the city's 65,000 capacity River Plate Stadium.

26th May 2009

Fact: Australian rockers AC DC sold out four homecoming shows in just 15 minutes when tickets for their Black Ice tour went on sale on Monday (25May09), forcing the band to add extra dates to their stops in Melbourne and Sydney due to high demand.

4th February 2009

Fact: Erin Lucas, the star of THE HILLS spin-off The City, is the daughter of AC DC bassist CLIFF WILLIAMS.

27th January 2009

Fact: Actor JOHN C. REILLY rocked out at the age of 11 with his brother and a neighbourhood pal in a cover band they called SHARK FIGHTER, playing songs by rockers AC DC, Led Zeppelin and THE Rolling Stones.

19th January 2009

Fact: PIANO MAN BILLY JOEL returned to his rock roots in Florida on Friday night (16Jan09) when he performed AC DC's HIGHWAY TO HELL as part of a tour stop in Hollywood.

4th November 2008

Fact: AC DC stars MALCOLM and Angus Young's brother ALEX was one of the first songwriters signed to the Beatles' Apple publishing company.

20th October 2008

Quote: "There aren't as many record stores these days, and Wal-Marts are all over America. New York and Los Angeles and Chicago may be covered, but in the heartland of America, Wal-Mart may be the only gig in town. We always shopped at bargain stores. We have no pretensions." AC DC guitarist Angus Young defends the band's decision to give exclusive retail rights for their new LP BLACK ICE to U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart.

15th October 2008

Fact: AC DC are to tour the U.K. for the first time in eight years in 2009. The heavy rockers have announced a handful of dates in Britain starting next April (09).

15th October 2008

Fact: ENTOURAGE actor Jeremy Piven unleashed his inner rock star onstage at the 205 Club in New York City on Thursday (09Oct08) after getting behind the drums to play an AC DC track with the bar's band.

10th October 2008

Quote: "He's probably loving it and having the biggest party up there." AC DC star Angus Young remembers his late bandmate BON SCOTT.

10th October 2008

Quote: "There's no celebrities in this band. One thing that AC DC do disgustingly badly is celebrity. We don't go to the Brit Awards or anything. The band is a very grounded band." AC DC star BRIAN JOHNSON shuns the celebrity lifestyle.

1st October 2008

Fact: Aussie rockers AC DC are extending their North American tour into next year (09). The new dates kick off in Florida on 20 December (08) and finish in Nashville on 31 January (09).

30th September 2008

Fact: Heavy rockers AC DC are to get their own version of video game ROCK BAND. The Australian band will lend their music to AC DC LIVE: ROCK BAND TRACK PACK, which will be released in the U.S. in November (08).

26th September 2008

Fact: Rockers AC DC are calling on fans to create their own version of the ROCK 'N ROLL TRAIN video. Guitarist Angus Young will give away a signed copy of new album BLACK ICE to the winners.

18th August 2008

Fact: Rock legends AC DC will release BLACK ICE - their first new album in eight years - on 20 October (08).

30th July 2008

Fact: Rock legends AC DC will kick off their first world tour in seven years in Chicago, Illinois on Halloween (31Oct08).

26th February 2008

Fact: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN star Josh Brolin has written and directed a movie musical about late AC DC star BON SCOTT.

11th June 2007

Fact: GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose dedicated last night's (10Jun07) show in Perth, Australia to late AC DC singer BON SCOTT. The concert opened the group's first Australian tour in 15 years.

7th March 2007

Quote: "We'd go and karaoke from time to time and sort of blow it out and be completely ridiculous. I sang some Rage Against The Machine, a bit of AC DC and some Sex Pistols." Nicolas Cage had fun on the set of GHOST RIDER.

19th May 2006

Fact: Jazz singer Jamie Cullum was once a member of an AC DC tribute band.

20th September 2005

Fact: <p>BLINK-182 star Travis Barker and socialite Nicole Richie's fiance DJ AM debuted their new, unnamed venture at radio station KROQ's Inland Invasion in California at the weekend (17SEP05). Barker drummed constantly for 30 minutes while AM, real name Adam Goldstein played records by the likes of AC/DC and Snoop Dogg. </p>

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